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US fast food poisoning in Mongolian capital – again!

Another mass food poisoning has hit a US fast food chain in Ulaanbaatar – and again in Zaisan, a well-off suburb in the south of the capital. Over 120 people, 50 percent of whom were children, fell ill earlier this

Stretches of Tuul River “extremely polluted”

Replying to a question by D.Dondog on the state of pollution in rivers, especially in the Tuul, and to another by D.Enkhbat on how the law on specially protected areas is being implemented, Minister for Nature, Environment and Tourism L.Gansukh

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits Mongolia’s southwest

On Thursday (16 May), a moderate earthquake hit Mongolia’s southwest province of Bayankhongor. According to the Mongolian National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Zag soum occurred at 5.46 p.m. (local time). Tremors from the earthquake

Ulaanbaatar’s new express bus service

Earlier today (17 May), the City Transportation Authority of Ulaanbaatar unveiled a new express bus service that enables passengers to travel between the western and eastern parts of the Mongolian capital in only 10-15 minutes. It usually takes 40 minutes

Mongolian ‘comfort food’ gets on UNESCO list

Banshtai and Bortstoi Tsai (cooked meat dumplings and dried meat in Mongolian milky tea soup) have been included in the UNESCO list of sustainable food recipes. Banshtai Tsai is translated as milk tea with dumplings. The simple Banshtai Tsai is

Mongolia – a nation of children and teenagers

As of the end of 2018, the population in Mongolia stood at 3.2 million; nearly 40 percent of whom are 18-years-old and younger. Mongolians are one of the world’s oldest nationalities, however, Mongolia is a ‘young country’, especially when one

Fountain design contest for Sukhbaatar Square starts today!

Earlier today (15 May) the mayor of Ulaanbaatar announced a design contest for the development of the 2.5 hectares of land at the south end of Sukhbaatar Square. The winner will be awarded MNT 30 million cash. Professional students, individuals

UNICEF donates measles vaccines to Mongolia

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Mongolia has donated 577,000 doses of measles vaccine, syringes and safety kits worth USD 500,000 the Health Ministry reported on Tuesday.

The vaccines should reach children aged 5-18 in Bayan-Ulgii, Zavkhan, Khovd, Uvs and